The University of Missouri–St. Louis Alumni Association celebrated six distinguished UMSL alumni as the university held its 27th annual Founders Dinner on Thursday at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton, Missouri.

Traditionally, recognition is bestowed on alumni whose extraordinary careers and significant roles in community service set them apart from their peers.

This year’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipient was Aaron Golchert, BSBA management 2007. Golchert is an area director for N2 Publishing, a leading provider of specialty publications for exclusive communities across the nation, where he has held several positions: development director, market director of Los Angeles, and now the sole national field trainer for the company. In this capacity, he travels nationally to train and lead new sales professionals. He has served on numerous boards, including Business Network International, the Eureka Chamber of Commerce and the UMSL Alumni Association Governing Board. Golchert is actively involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, his fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha and numerous other civic organizations. He has proven his continued dedication to the betterment of the UMSL community through a variety of volunteer opportunities. They include speaking at commencement exercises and various workshops, serving on the executive committee for the UMSL chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha’s Alumni Association and co-hosting two Dinners with 12 Tritons.